India defeat England in fourth Test to safe spot at World Test Championship ultimate

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India’s captain Virat Kohli (C) together with teammates celebrates their win on the third day of the fourth Test cricket match between India and England on the Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera on March 6, 2021. Photo: AFP
  • Indian spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel took 5 wickets every to crush England inside three days of fourth Test.
  • After securing sequence win, Virat Kohli’s India will meet New Zealand in World Test Championship at Lord’s in June.
  • Win was arrange by wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, who made 101 on day two, and Washington Sundar, who hit an unbeaten 96 in India’s first innings

AHMEDABAD: Indian spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel’s 5 wicket hauls helped India defeat England on Saturday to safe the staff’s berth  for the World Test Championship ultimate.

Ashwin bowled Dan Lawrence for 50 as England had been bowled out for 135 to finish an emphatic innings and 25 run victory in Ahmedabad within the Fourth Test of the sequence.

Virat Kohli’s India bounced again from a gap defeat to win three in a row and ebook their assembly with New Zealand within the World Test Championship at Lord’s in June.

It was one other failure for Joe Root’s England, who suffered a drubbing after their two-day loss within the third Test of a sequence dominated by the spinning wickets.

Ashwin led the sequence bowling chart with 32 wickets adopted by Patel, who performed one sport fewer, on 27. England spinner Jack Leach was third with 18 scalps.

This win was arrange by wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, who made 101 on day two, and Washington Sundar, who hit an unbeaten 96 as India made a commanding 365.

Pant scored his third Test ton in a 113-run stand with Sundar to elevate India from a precarious 146-6 in response to England’s first innings complete of 205.

Sundar stored up the assault as the ultimate three wickets fell on Saturday morning however ran out of companions and remained 4 shy of his century.

England misplaced early and common wickets to go down tamely in 54.5 overs.

Ashwin struck twice on successive balls to ship again Zak Crawley for 5 and Jonny Bairstow for nought. It was Bairstow’s third duck in 4 innings.

Patel acquired opener Dom Sibley for 3 after which Ben Stokes for 2 after the left-hand batsman miscued a sweep and was caught at leg gully by Kohli.

Ashwin took the prized scalp of skipper Joe Root for 30 to just about finish England’s hopes. The guests have scored greater than 200 simply as soon as of their final six innings.

England quick bowler James Anderson made an impression together with his three wickets and 14 maidens in 25 overs.

Root stood tall for England as he topped the batting chart with 368 runs together with 218 the opening Test — his 100th — that England received convincingly.

The two groups now head into 5 Twenty20 internationals beginning March 12 on the identical Ahmedabad venue — the world’s greatest cricket stadium.